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What are your options?

Endoscopic surgery Endoscopic surgery is capable of removing small amounts of bone, material and polyps blocking the sinus openings. It involves inserting a thin, lighted tool into the nose so the doctor can see and remove the blockage without external incisions. In some cases, a laser may be used instead.

The procedure can be performed in your doctor’s office under local or general anesthesia. The entire process will take between 30 and 90 minutes.

Sinus surgery If you are suffering from a serious infection, brain abscess or pus in the sinuses, you may require traditional sinus surgery. This procedure typically requires admission to a hospital, and involves an incision inside the mouth or an external cut through the facial skin.

Do I need sinus surgery?

Surgery is not a common treatment for chronic sinusitis. However, you may require the procedure if all of the following statements are true of your condition:

  • Diagnosed with chronic sinusitis
  • Symptoms persist after antibiotics, steroid nasal sprays and prescription medications
  • CT scan reveals that nasal polyps or another physical blockage is preventing sinus drainage
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What to expect after surgery

Pain and discomfort is to be expected for a week or two after endoscopic or traditional sinus surgery. As you recover, you will need to:

  • Insert gauze to absorb bloody nasal drainage
  • Moisten nasal passages with saltwater washes
  • Avoid blowing the nose, exercising and bending forward
  • Run a humidifier in your bedroom
  • Take your antibiotics as directed
  • Use a steroid nasal spray

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SFENTA physicians have years of experience performing successful sinus surgeries for our patients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin planning your procedure.

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